A composite light-harvesting layer from photoactive polymer and halide perovskite for planar heterojunction solar cells

WANG, Heming, RAHAQ, Yaqub and KUMAR, Vikas (2016). A composite light-harvesting layer from photoactive polymer and halide perovskite for planar heterojunction solar cells. Scientific Reports, 6 (29567), 1-9.

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Abstract

A new route for fabrication of photoactive materials in organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells is presented in this report. Photoactive materials by blending a semiconductive conjugated polymer with an organolead halide perovskite were fabricated for the first time. The composite active layer was then used to make planar heterojunction solar cells with the PCBM film as the electron-acceptor. Photovoltaic performance of solar cells was investigated by J-V curves and external quantum efficiency spectra. We demonstrated that the incorporation of the conjugated photoactive polymer into organolead halide perovskites did not only contribute to the generation of charges, but also enhance stability of solar cells by providing a barrier protection to halide perovskites. It is expected that versatile of conjugated semi-conductive polymers and halide perovskites in photoactive properties enables to create various combinations, forming composites with advantages offered by both types of photoactive materials.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Corrosion Technology
Identification Number: 10.1038/srep29567
Depositing User: Heming Wang
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2016 09:29
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 07:09
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12871

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